Released earlier this year by Retromedia this double bill set provides two of Reeves’ historical Pepla in their full widescreen ratios.
The Giant of Marathon (1959) – is one of the genre’s very best titles with some incredibly battle scenes and a good storyline as well. Mario Bava appears to have shot most of the film himself and it looks great. Recommended to all genre fans.
War of the Trojans (1962) is the sequel to the earlier Wooden Horse of Troy (available on German DVD) and is not as impressive – the battle scenes in particular could use a little work, but it is still enjoyable and really you can count it as a bonus as the set is worth getting for ‘Marathon’ alone.